Jimbo’s Blog: Tour Divide, the start of it all

The Great Divide Route is the world’s longest off-pavement cycling route, it covers 2745 miles. The route is highlighted by long dirt roads and jeep trails that wend their way through forgotten passes of the Continental Divide. It travels through Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and the United States of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. By route’s end a thru-rider will climb nearly 200,000 feet of vertical (equivalent to summiting Mount Everest from sea-level 7 times).

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

In June 2016 I will be riding the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route with my son Tom.

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Ti Tuesday – T6 Standard Fat

I’ve accidentally skipped a week of titanium lushness, so let’s bring it back with the new Twin Six Standard Fat.

Jimbo 

Twin six standard fat

Twin six standard fat

Ti Tuesday – Jones

I can’t believe I haven’t featured a Jones yet! There are a few people around this area that are lucky enough to have one. Characterised by their love / hate looks and truss rigid fork they certainly are striking. Jimbo

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Ti Tuesday – Moots Psychlo X RSL

OK, so it’s another Moots, but just look at it! This is a thing of beauty, I could make some space in Jimbo towers for one of these…..

moots psychlo x

moots psychlo x

Ti Tuesday – Kinesis Tripster ATR

OK, so I admitted I have a titanium fetish, I reckon it’s time to show you one of mine at last! So here’s probably the most used of them, the Kinesis Tripster ATR. I rarely ride on the road anymore and if I want to cover some extra miles then this is the tool for the job, I can combine some country lanes with pretty much anything I would normally ride on my MTB.

I’ve added a few extras to the original spec, it has the Exposure Revo dynamo hub and light fitted, so I can commute on it and I never have to think about charging my lights. Stan’s Grail rims, so I can run it tubeless and greatly reduce the amount of punctures I get with the overzealous descending it encourages. Just to finish it off is a Tubus Airy Ti rack, which carries a set of Ortleib rolltop paniers.

Jimbo

Kinesis Tripster ATR

Kinesis Tripster ATR

Kinesis Tripster ATR

Kinesis Tripster ATR

Kinesis Tripster ATR

Kinesis Tripster ATR

Ti Tuesday – Carver Gnarvester

Carver Bikes, who wouldn’t want a bike called The Gnarvester? Titanium 29 or 29+ lushness, this looks like it would be a lot of fun to ride……. Jimbo

Carver Gnarvester 29+

Carver Gnarvester 29+

 

Ti Tuesday – Holland Cycles

Holland Cycles is a new one on me, I found them when I was trawling Pinterest for Ti bike piccies! Titus (back in the day) used to do exogrid frames and I think they look amazing. This bike is decked out with lightweight lushness and looks really sweet. Jimbo

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